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- 11-25-2016, 10:00 PMThose of us involved in team sports such as fastpitch softball like to talk about all the benefits they provide. Most of the time, however, it has...0 replies | 0 view(s)
- 11-25-2016, 09:32 PMKen Krause replied to a thread DFP slow to load on mobile device. in Forum Rules / Tech Support / UpdatesHey guys, I've passed word along to Marc, so hopefully the technical team can take care of it.9 replies | 0 view(s)
- 11-23-2016, 10:28 PMYou obviously aren't looking at my picture!8 replies | 0 view(s)
- 11-23-2016, 10:24 PMA lot of times the relationship between a team-recognized PC and the other coaches will be close enough to come off better than a parent saying...25 replies | 0 view(s)
- 11-23-2016, 04:38 PMDo you guys bake cookies for the holidays? A plate of cookies is always nice. Or a gift basket. Gift cards to restaurants, movie theater (if the PC...8 replies | 0 view(s)
- 11-23-2016, 04:31 PMOsagedr, I have a question for you. In your original post you said your daughter's PC is affiliated with the team or the organization. Can't you have...25 replies | 0 view(s)
- 11-20-2016, 08:00 PMKen Krause started a thread Helping fastpitch catchers learn to throw to bases faster in Ken's Softball TipsIn fastpitch softball, as in baseball, catchers tend to make their bones in two areas above all else. One is their ability to block pitches in the...0 replies | 0 view(s)
- 11-18-2016, 06:14 PMThe major pro for the Lite Flite is that the lighter balls allow you to use the machine indoors without a cage. So if you're in a gym or even in a...11 replies | 0 view(s)
- 11-15-2016, 04:46 PMKen Krause replied to a thread Helped our players... other team's player showed how not to do it. in Playing College SoftballAs my old pal Rich used to say, adversity doesn't build character. It reveals it.10 replies | 0 view(s)
- 11-15-2016, 04:38 PMBack around 14U, we played in a weekday league and then did tournaments on weekends. We were up at one tournament where we ran into a coach I knew....15 replies | 0 view(s)
- 11-13-2016, 11:12 PMKen Krause replied to a thread Congratulations to Taylor Danielson for signing with UIndy in Ken's Softball TipsThanks, guys. Yes, CB, she is not only an excellent softball player she is a quality person. She's helped me teach younger players at catching...3 replies | 0 view(s)
- 11-13-2016, 03:00 PMKen Krause started a thread Congratulations to Taylor Danielson for signing with UIndy in Ken's Softball TipsOne of the best parts of my job as a fastpitch softball instructor – actually THE best part – is seeing them succeed. That’s why I was so excited and...3 replies | 0 view(s)
- 11-11-2016, 02:15 PMKen Krause replied to a thread Moving up to 12u small hand pitcher in Softball Equipment & Product ReviewsI've had several players (including my younger daughter) have a lot of success with the Akadema ATS 77. She went from a Mizuno 11.5" to a Louisville...19 replies | 0 view(s)
- 11-10-2016, 08:00 PMKen Krause started a thread Return of the Indiana United Fastpitch Elite/Rick Pauly Clinics in Ken's Softball TipsEarlier this year I blogged about a fantastic fastpitch pitching event held, of all places, in Southeastern Indiana. Put on by Rick Pauly, hosted by...0 replies | 0 view(s)
- 11-03-2016, 03:30 PMWhen most people talk about overcoming adversity, they mean they had a bad coach, or were on a bad team, or were sidelined with a bad knee or...17 replies | 0 view(s)
- 11-03-2016, 01:30 PMHa! Nothing you say can reduce the glow I feel today. But it sure did feel that way. Just an amazing game to watch.14 replies | 0 view(s)
- 11-03-2016, 11:53 AMI cannot believe it finally happened. After so many years of shooting themselves in the foot I was just afraid something would happen and it would...8 replies | 0 view(s)
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